Pediatric ICU

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

The paediatric intensive care unit at SARJI HOSPITAL is a state-of-the art Paediatric Intensive Care facility caters to almost the entire spectrum of critical illnesses in children. Ours is the tertiary referral centre for neighbouring districts like Chickamagalur, Davangere, Chitradurga, Haveri and Uttara kannada.

Our PICU at SARJI Hospital have one of the best-equipped and staffed units directed by an expert team of 10 paediatricians including 4 intensivists who are available 24 x 7 on a rotation basis to care for critically ill paediatric patients. Our specialist PICU team of post fellowship doctors are competent in handling various acute emergencies.

We handle a spectrum of critical medical conditions like respiratory failure, shock, critical infections, neuro critical care emergencies, status asthmaticus, status epilepticus, multi organ dysfunction, poisoning as well as paediatric trauma and various complex postoperative cases. The dedicated paediatric nursing team is competent and has a culture of family-centric compassionate care. Our doctors, nurses and allied medical care professionals who work in PICU have extensive knowledge, skill, expertise, experience and judgment to quickly assess and treat patients so these children can achieve the best outcomes possible from critical illness or injury that requires special care. State-of-the-art facility and use of advanced technologies provide support for speedy recovery.

Specialised Critical Care Services include:

  • Non Invasive Ventilation including Bubble CPAP; High Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen; BiPAP
  • Invasive Ventilation including HFOV
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Bedside point of Care Ultrasound
  • Bedside functional Echocardiography
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy for foreign body removal
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy
  • Comprehensive Emergency Surgical Procedures in ICU and Operation Theatre
  • Multi-specialty medical team for the day-to-day care of children
  • Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, ENT surgery, orthopedic surgery
  • Consultations from almost every paediatric sub-specialty
  • Procedural sedation
  • Post-operative care after any major surgery, with advanced haemodynamic monitoring
  • Critical care for paediatric trauma
  • Diagnostic services for children with complex medical problems
  • Transfusion services
  • Genetic workup
  • Transport: A dedicated ambulance and team have been put in place for the transfer of sick children to our PICU
  • Follow-up services with our pediatric out-patient facilities
  • Care in the PICU is complemented by a comprehensive group of Pediatric super Specialists

Supported by

  • Nurses trained in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Support services: Dietician, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist